TRANSFER DUTY AND THE CONVEYANCER

All Conveyancers need to register with SARS.
 

How to register?

If you are a Conveyancer and not yet registered with SARS, you can register as follows:
 
  • You must have an eFiling profile, by that we mean that you must be registerd for eFiling.
  • If you don’t have an eFiling profile, create the profile through the existing eFiling profile registration process.
  • Once your eFiling profile is created, login and navigate to the Services menu on top of the screen and click on ‘Conveyancer Registration’ from the side menu.
  • On clicking on ‘Continue’, a blank RC-01 form will be displayed.
  • Complete and submit the form.
  • After submission a letter of confirmation will be displayed. A print button will be available to print the confirmation.

How to update your registration details?

If you are a Conveyancer and you are registered with SARS, you can update or change your registered details as follows:
 
  • Login to your eFiling profile, navigate to the ‘Services’ menu on top of the screen and click on ‘Conveyancer Registration’ from the side menu.
  • Click on ‘Continue.’ Your existing details will be retrieved and displayed on the RC-01 form, including your conveyance number.
  • You may change or update the details on the RC-01 and submit the form.
  • After submission, a letter of confirmation will be displayed. A print button will be available to print the confirmation.

How do I complete the form?

Step 1: You can capture new details or update the pre-populated details on the form.
Step 2: You must add the name of a controlling body you belong to in the relevant text box.
Step 3: You must tick the box ‘Are you a member of the Law Society in South Africa’ and provide a membership
            number. Both fields are mandatory.
Step 4: The conveyancer must accept the declaration with the following text:
 
  • I do not have a criminal record
  • I am tax compliant
  • I have a LLB degree (or equivalent)
  • I am registered with the Law Society
Step 5: On completion, the form can be submitted by clicking in the submit button.
 

Why should I register?

It will make things simpler.
 
  • You can use your credit (refund) to offset your debit (declaration) via eFiling. This is useful when you have encountered an error on the receipt and have to apply for a new receipt.
  • You can validate your bank details via eFiling.
  • You can request a refund via eFiling.
Please note that if you request a refund or change your banking details, you will be requested to provide supporting documents at a SARS branch. The types of supporting documents include:
 
  • Copy of a Trust deed together with the minutes of a meeting specifying who is authorised to act on behalf of a Trust.
  • Power of authority.
  • Valid original or a temporary identity document/passport/driving licence of the Representative taxpayer.
  • Copy of a bank statement with the original bank stamp or ABSA eStamped statement not more than three months old that confirms the account holder's legal name, account number, account type and branch code, where applicable. The only exception would be a case where a new back account has been opened and 3 months bank statements are not available. In such cases a letter stating the account holders legal name, account number, account type, branch code and the date the bank account was opened should be provided on the banks letterhead with the original bank stamp.
  • Copy of a proof of business physical address.
 

Need any help?

Call the SARS Contact Centre on 0800 00 SARS (7277), or visit your nearest SARS branch.

 

Last Updated: 20/05/2014 1:37 PM     print this page
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 Top FAQs

How do I register as a conveyancer?
You need an eFiling profile, then click on ‘Services’ then on ‘Conveyancer Registration’ and simply register by completing the RC-01 form.

I am already registered as a conveyancer, how do I update my details?
All you need to do on eFiling is click on ‘Services’ then on ‘Conveyancer Registration’ and your details will be supplied on the RC-01 form for you to update.

I already have a SARS conveyancer number, where do I find it?
All you need to do on eFiling is click on ‘Services’ then on ‘Conveyancer Registration’ and your conveyancer number will be displayed on the RC-01 form.

What are the requirements for registration as a conveyancer?
• Must be a member of the Law Society of South Africa • Must not have a criminal record • Must be tax compliant • Must have a LLB degree (or equivalent)

Will supporting documents be required during the registration process?
No supporting documents will be required during the registration process.